"For us, the idea of having a work that has contradictions is very important—when, in affirming something, it includes itself and attacks itself. How can you put together all of these things that have nothing to do with each other? You use glue! Glue can be an idea, a word. You can use an ideological glue."
PREVIEW: Rackstraw Downes in Season 6 of "Art in the Twenty-First Century"
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In this preview from the "Art in the Twenty-First Century" Season 6 episode, "Balance," artist Rackstraw Downes—shown at work amongst the landscapes of Presidio, Texas—describes the relationship between his paintings and the environments captured within.